We Build Houses Here (presented by Detour)


May 6


07:00 pm - 09:00 pm

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298 11th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

San Francisco, CA, US, 94103

In this immersive theatrical experience, a gaggle of drag and performance artists get shipwrecked at San Francisco’s iconic Oasis nightclub.

Get stranded on a desert island with a gaggle of glittery castaways in Detour’s newest immersive theater experience, We Build Houses Here. Journey with our shipwrecked crew through the historic Oasis nightclub as we blend drag, dance and theater to create a new home for ourselves.

Before purchasing a ticket to We Build Houses Here, below are a few IMPORTANT things to consider:

Age Restrictions: You must be 21+ to attend We Build Houses Here.

No Late Entry: Please arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled showtime. Due to the immersive and intimate nature of the show, there is no late entry. Any unclaimed tickets will be released at the start of the performance.

Attire: Please be advised that you will be standing and walking for long periods of time. We recommend you wear comfortable closed toe shoes – heels are strongly discouraged. Read below for accessibility information.

Bag/Coat Check: Bags and large coats will not be permitted inside We Build Houses Here. A complimentary coat/bag check will be provided, however space is limited. Please plan ahead.

COVID Safety: All guests are required to wear KN95 masks. Performers will be unmasked.

Behavior: Disrespectful, lewd behavior, or any form of harassment towards performers, crew or other audience members will not be permitted and will result in the guest’s immediate removal from the premises.

Public Transportation: The closest BART station is Civic Center (1 mile away). The closest MUNI station is Van Ness (0.4 miles away).

Parking: Street parking is metered until 6pm.

Refund Policy: Refunds can not be guaranteed for We Build Houses Here, however we will do our best to accommodate ticket exchange requests. For ticket exchange requests, please contact us at


Oasis is a two-story building. The first floor is wheelchair accessible. The second floor is not wheelchair accessible and requires climbing a set of stairs. There will be an ADA-compliant route for guests that prefer to not climb stairs, use wheelchairs, or use other assistive devices. You can email to let us know you’re coming, and we can plan accordingly!

There is no fixed seating in the venue, however there are chairs throughout the space, where you are welcome to take respite. Please be advised that you will be standing and walking for a majority of the performance, and moving throughout the venue.

ASL Interpretation: Detour will not have an on-site ASL interpreter; rather, guests will provide their own ASL Interpreter and Detour will cover the cost of the interpreter’s ticket. Pending the interpreter’s rate, Detour can cover a portion or the full interpreter fee. Please email to coordinate.

All bathrooms are single-stall and gender inclusive. The front two bathrooms are not wheelchair accessible and the main space bathrooms are wheelchair accessible.

NOTAFLOF: No one is turned away for lack of funds. Please email if ticket prices are a barrier.

If you have any questions about accessibility needs, please reach out to


Director: Eric Garcia

Contributing Directors: Cornelius and Maurya Kerr

Playwright: Brian Thorstenson

Deviser-Performers: Cheetah Biscotti, Kat Gorospe Cole, Quinn Dixon, Lisa Frankenstein, Syd Franz, Audrey Johnson, Alex Locust, Mudd, Erin Mei-Ling Stuart, Saharla Vetsch, Melissa Lewis Wong

Sound Designer: Roco Córdova

Lighting Designer: Del Medoff

Lighting Assistant: Jessi Barber

Costume Designer: Abdiel Portalatín Perez

Stage Managers: Jax Blaska and Amanda Vigil

More information about Detour:

We Build Houses Here is funded by Kenneth Rainin Foundation, Horizons Foundation, California Arts Council, Zellerbach Family Foundation, Fleishhacker Foundation, Santa Clara University, and generous individual donors. Detour receives support from Grants for the Arts and San Francisco Arts Commission.

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